High School: Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH)
Recruiting Status: ten finalists (see below)
Notes: Her older sister, Olivia VanSlooten, played basketball at High Point (2016–2020). Her father, Jon VanSlooten, was a backup quarterback on the Western Michigan football team (1983–1986) under head coach Jack Harbaugh.
Recruiting Summary for Grace VanSlooten
offers in 2018:
- June: Toledo (first D-I offer), Miami (OH), Xavier
- July: Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State
- August: Indiana, Michigan State, Western Michigan
offers in 2019:
- May: Marquette, Purdue, Tennessee, West Virginia
- June: DePaul, Illinois, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Northwestern, Pitt
- July: Arizona, Boston College, Clemson, Dayton, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia Tech
- August: Iowa State
- November: Penn State
offers in 2020:
- May: Arizona State, Mississippi State
- June: UCLA, Florida State, Gonzaga, LSU, Maryland, Southern Cal
- July: Duke, Minnesota
- August: Stanford
- September: Cal, Harvard, Missouri, Oregon
- October: Baylor, Texas Tech
Notre Dame’s VanSlooten is All-Blade girls player of the year (Toledo Blade, 4/2/2020)
Despite the shortened season, VanSlooten proved this year that she has become not only one of the top basketball players in the area, but in the country. She has been named The Blade’s girls basketball player of the year.
This season, VanSlooten averaged 15.9 points per game, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. She scored a season-high 25 points against Lima Senior on Dec. 12, and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds twice. She made 51 percent of her two-point attempts, recorded seven double-doubles and added in 67 total steals and 41 blocks. Defensively, she proved she can hang with guards on the perimeter or battle down low in the post. She was named a first team All-Ohio selection in Division I. . . .
She said she likely won’t make her final decision before her senior year, but hopes to have her list narrowed down in the fall.